right-hand

1 of 2

adjective

1
: situated on the right
2
3
: chiefly relied on
his right-hand man

right hand

2 of 2

noun

1
a
: the hand on a person's right side
b
: an indispensable person
2
a
: the right side
b
: a place of honor

Examples of right-hand in a Sentence

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Adjective
Richard David Hendrickson, 57, and his daughter Sally were killed on a state highway in Ogden Canyon on Saturday afternoon when a mini bulldozer broke free from a tow truck during a right-hand curve, according to the state's department of public safety. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 10 July 2024 After the death of Charlie Munger, the Oracle of Omaha’s former right-hand man, last November, succession plans at Berkshire have been thrust into the spotlight. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 9 July 2024
Noun
While backing away, police said Lyons was holding a handgun in his right hand. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 1 July 2024 Most scribes likely wrote with their right hands and used their left to roll papyrus into cylindrical scrolls. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for right-hand 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of right-hand was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Right-hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-hand. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

right-hand

adjective
ˈrīt-ˌhand
1
: located on the right
2
3
: relied on most of all
right-hand man

Medical Definition

right-hand

1 of 2 adjective
1
: situated on the right
2

right hand

2 of 2 noun
1
: the hand on a person's right side
2
: the right side

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